jan garbarek on Elsewhere by Graham Reid - browse 24 items of content tagged as 'jan garbarek'.
Pianist Keith Jarrett's career and recent work has been well covered at Elsewhere so all that needs be said about this triple set is that it collects the two albums in his Standards series with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack deJohnette in which the trio explored with sensitivity and contemporary relevance the Great American Songbook, and...
Multi-instrumentalist Micus first crossed my path about two decades back with his beguiling Wings Over Water album on which he played (among other things) tuned flowerpots.
You don't easily forget someone like that.
He has continued on his quiet and considered path adding unusual string things, choral singing, gongs and much more to his...
The good thing about this being disappointing is that I doubt I'll have to type the album title (which apparently means "with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly") too many times.After their oblique sonic landscapes and the superb CD/DVD Heima, this time out these post-rock Icelandic musicians have gone for more economic...
The European jazz label ECM rarely uses photos of musicians on its covers: usually they are blurry photos taken out a moving vehicle; monochromatic landscapes; eerily evocative imagery . . . They rarely have liner notes and cloak the music with an air of esoteric mystery.
There might also be a more practical reason: most jazz artists...
It’s disappointing and embarrassing that one encounter may put you off a musician for such a long time. Then, shame-faced, you crawl your way back later and have to concede everybody else was right.
When I first heard The Band I was into loud rock’n’roll and these country music guys just seemed exceptionally dull and -- the...
Like many artists on the ECM label, the Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal is largely faceless: you could have listened to his albums for decades as I have done and still pass him in the supermarket and not recognise him.
By my count he’s done about 20 albums under his own name on ECM, and appeared on almost as many others as one of...
When my dad was boy he used to make his own crystal sets, small radio receivers so finely tuned if you breathed hard they’d go off the exotic overseas broadcast you were picking up.
Within his lifetime he lived from crystal sets into the CD age.
I thought of this when Jan Garbarek’s new album Dresden arrived in late 2009. I...
This album fits squarely into Elsewhere, but perhaps in few other places. Not only does it feature Elsewhere favourite Jon Hassell on trumpet and electronic effects, but it has a swooning Arab North African quality (singer Amina Alaoui comes from Morocco), the poetic lyrics come from Sufi writers and the whole thing is beautifully, and...
Norwegian saxophonist Garbarek scored a huge crossover album in 1995 with Officium which lined him up with the Hilliard Ensemble for an inspired marriage of the spiritual and the secular which ended up on many classical, jazz and even pop "best of" lists.
Garbarek's biting, sometimes clinically incisive, tone has often been...
The album title here perhaps suggest rather more shadowland than is evident in these beautiful, sometimes light-filled duets by acoustic guitarist Towner and flugel/trumpet player Fresu.
Certainly they head to the shadows for a lovely treatment of Blue in Green (from Miles Davis' classic Kind of Blue), but with Towner's rich and inclusive...
This album under the name of mutli-culti French drummer Katche (who has worked with Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Joe Zawinul, Al Di Meola, Sting, Tori Amos, Tomasz Stanko, Peter Gabriel et al) has to be counted a major disappointment for its sheer lack of bite.
This is polite, spacious, mostly inoffensive if gently listenable jazz...
exceptional people, we make an exception. And saxophonist Charles
Lloyd is certainly exceptional.
because he enjoyed that rarity in jazz, a hit album (Forest
Flower in 66 which
anticipated the free spirit of the hippie era), or because he played
bills with Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane.
because he moved...
As much as a disembodied voice down a
phone line can, Manfred Eicher confirms the impression he made on
English journalist Richard Cook when he visited London in late ’89:
“He is a slim, rather careworn-looking man, whose great energy and
dedication don’t always break through a cautious temperament,”
Here is a rare one: this is Elsewhere regular, Keith Jarrett's first recording outside of his trio in . . . well, it almost seems like forever. And his choice of companion is the great bassist Charlie Haden with whom he hadn't played in over three deacdes. If you want a piano-bass duet album, why not have the best?
And these two are the best....
Although you would be unwise to say any particular album seems unusual on ECM -- this is a label which has had Jan Garbarek with the Hilliard Ensemble, the noisecore of Lask and the Art Ensemble of Chicago -- this one out of Downtown NYC is unexpected.
The composer here is bassist Michael Formanek who has been a mainstay of the Mingus Big...
Anyone who has seen this extraordinary quartet recently -- they played in New Zealand earlier this year, Lloyd interviewed here -- will need not further prodding on this album other than to know it is released, the first studio album by this line-up.
These tunes -- many of them familiar in their concert repertoire and from previous albums (I...
Because music on the ECM label often invites a litany of familiar adjectives -- austere, cool, detached -- it's a pleasure to throw this disc into the player and find yourself thinking more along the lines of . . . muscular, vigorous, assertive.
Even the cover here suggests fireworks --- and while the music isn't exactly incendiary...
On a blindfold test -- "What record label is this on?" -- my money would be on greater than 90 percent of music-aware Elsewhere people saying immediately "ECM", and about half of those left over making an inspired guess and saying the same.
Much as this is all things which its oddly under-claiming promo makes for it...
The great jazz, post-Hendrix and entirely Elsewhere guitarist James Blood Ulmer delivered exceptional albums of post-Ornette Coleman harmolodic music such as Tales of Captain Black and Are You Glad To Be In America on John Snyder's short-lived but creditable Artist House label.
But then he slowly evaporated from...
In the rather fruity liner notes here -- admittedly in translation -- the Greek clarinet player Achalinotopoulos speaks of the ocean of his childhood and how he imagined horizons from above, of here flying into uncharted territories of the unconscious, and of "one clarinet narrating seven stories, each in a continuous stream". And of...
Since coming to New Zealand more than 30 years ago, the pianist-composer Jonathan Besser has enjoyed a highly successful and diverse career, first with violinist Chris Prosser in the Besser and Prosser duo, with electronic artist Ross Harris in Free Radicals, then his own ensemble and latterly with the small group Bravura.
His works have...
Even a cursory glance at the website
for Canadian-born, American-educated and Wellington-resident
composer/musician Dave Lisik is impressive for his work ethic.
from noting him being a teacher, trumpeter and theorist, his website
lists eight albums under his own name since 2007 and another five
where he was producer/director of...
Because jazz is -- as the critic Leonard Feather noted in the closing overs of the last millennium -- the classical music of the 20th century, in it you can hear the human condition reflected.
Or in other words, each generation creates the jazz it requires.
In the post-war period things adopted a cooler and more sophisticated mood (less...
Most people who know his music don't come to albums by jazz and Elsewhere pianist Keith Jarrett expecting to snap their fingers, smile at the swinging grooves and generally enjoy the good humour on display.Jarrett is usually a furrowed-brow listen, or in an instructively meditative mood.His emotionally dense, improvised solo piano work in the...
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